Alt-J celebrate winning 'ultimate award'

RHIAN JONES

Brit indie quartet Alt-J are celebrating taking home ‘the ultimate kind of award’ after emerging winners of the 2012 Barclaycard Mercury Music Prize.

Last night (Thursday, November 1), the band’s debut album An Awesome Wave was chosen the winner of the prestigious prize by a panel of judges that included Corinne Bailey Rae, Rob Da Bank and Simon Frith.

The 12 album shortlist was whittled down from 250 entries and Alt-J were up against names including Jessie Ware, Lianne ...

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